Health and housing: building the evidence base

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Housing and related services can promote integrated care, save the NHS money and improve the patient experience, an evidence review has concluded.

Commissioned by Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) and undertaken by the Housing LIN, it suggests that closer working between the NHS and the housing sector can help reduce hospital admissions and emergency department visits, speed up the discharge of older patients and maintain the independence of older people.